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Theory of Anomie in Relation to Education Level
A research proposal to apply the theory of anomie in relation to the education level of a convenience sample of adolescent respondents.
# 153401 | 1,981 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on May 29, 2013 in Sociology (Theory) , Education (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper presents a proposal to examine the effect of anomie with respect to education level, through the use of the Margins of Society Alienation Scale, in order to identify opportunities to improve the manner in which young people are counseled and educated. The paper provides a review of the literature, identifies the research questions, describes the design and methodology of the study and notes both the limitations and the significance of the study.

Introduction and Theoretical Framework
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Review of the Literature
Research Question
The Design--Methods and Procedures
Limitations and Delimitations
Significance of the Study

From the Paper:

"Life in the 21st century is a challenging enterprise by any measure, with doomsday predictions for 2012 rife in the mainstream media, shooting wars and growing civil unrest around the world as well as the threat of a recurrence of a September 11, 2001-type terrorist attacks always prevalent in the minds of young people today. Taken together, it is reasonable to assert that these social forces are having a profound effect on how young people perceive their futures and what steps they need to take today in order to succeed. In this regard, Holcomb-McCoy emphasizes that, "Increasingly, urban areas or inner cities are bereft of adequate housing, safe neighborhoods, employment opportunities, primary health care facilities, and effective schools. Large cities, characterized by the complexities that are common to urban areas, fail to respond to the needs of significant numbers of families and individuals, a particularly compelling conclusion given that America's cities now claim more than 50% of the nation's population" (188). The concepts of quality of life and anomie as evinced by perceptions of marginalization are therefore being increasingly examined in the context of the impact of the post-modernizing forces of globalisation, urbanization, and mass migration on societal structures (Western, McCrea & Stimson 525)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baron, Stephen W. and Kennedy, Leslie W. (1998). "Deterrence and Homeless Male Street Youths." Canadian Journal of Criminology 40(1): 27-60.
  • Coser, Lewis A. The Idea of Social Structure: Papers in Honor of Robert K. Merton. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.
  • Durkheim, Emile. Suicide: A Study in Sociology. New York: Free Press, 1897.
  • Gouldner, Alvin W. and Miller, S. M. Applied Sociology: Opportunities and Problems. New York: Free Press, 1965.
  • Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl. Alienation: A Concept for Understanding Low-Income, Urban Clients. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development 43(2): 188-190.

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